Gartner Report Highlights the Opportunity to “Simplify the Midmarket Data Center With Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solutions”
SimpliVity listed as representative vendor for its hyperconverged solutions
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – June 30, 2015 – Recognizing the increased pressure midmarket IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders are under to drive continuous improvements in their data centers and reduce costs, Gartner recommends IT leaders “Simplify the Midmarket Data Center with Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solutions.” (Report published June 24, 2015)
The report highlights the opportunity for midmarket IT leaders to address the costs and complexities burdening their data centers, and the growing interest amongst this peer group. SimpliVity is listed as a Representative Vendor for its hyperconverged infrastructure solutions.
Key points from the report, explaining the great interest in hyperconverged integrated systems amongst midmarket IT:
- The costs associated with refreshing data center hardware, at midmarket scale (80 to 120 production virtual machines (VMs) and 30 to 50 TBs of storage, coupled with their high levels of virtualization (80% to 90%) are piquing midmarket I&O leaders’ interest in HCIS
- Midmarket I&O leaders are under continuous pressure to simplify their data centers and reduce costs. Even in highly virtualized environments, effective alternatives exist to reduce complexity.
- Infrastructure complexity and maintenance continue to negatively impact the agility of midmarket infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams.
- Budgets have kept many viable alternatives to best-of-breed solutions out of the reach of midsize enterprises.
“We believe that highly virtualized midsize enterprises with fewer than 200 virtual machines should absolutely opt for hyperconverged infrastructure,” wrote Gartner Analysts, Mike Cisek, Gartner Research Director and Jeffrey Hewitt, Research Vice President.
Founded with a mission to simplify IT, SimpliVity is a pioneer in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, disrupting the status quo of complex and cumbersome legacy IT systems. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged IT platform delivers enterprise-class performance and availability that today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics their business demands. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (8-12 disparate functions) into a simple 2U building block of x86 sharable resources to deliver unmatched IT simplicity, operational efficiency, and 3x TCO savings. The company’s unique data virtualization architecture improves performance, protection and data efficiency, while also enabling global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity has revolutionized IT systems for hundreds of enterprises around the world. Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., the company has raised more than $276 million in venture capital and employs more than 500 worldwide. SimpliVity’s business model is 100 percent indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available worldwide through its network of resellers and distributors. For more information, visit http://www.simplivity.com.